Les Adrets de l'Esterel

The Var Departement - Population : 2.839 inh. - Surface : 2.226 ha - Alt.: 300 m.

puce Between Frejus (20 km) and Cannes (30 km).
Les Adrets de l'Esterel, square and fountain

This charming Provenšal village enjoys a panoramic view of the Riviera, from Nice to Saint-Tropez.

It is situated very close to the Alpes Maritimes département, in the heart of the superb Estérel massif, just a few kilometres from the sea.

Les Adrets de l'Esterel, Esterel

The Esterel massif that surrounds Les Adrets is covered with forests of pine trees, cork oaks and dense vegetation comprising many different Mediterranean plant species such as pink and white heather, broom, cistus, juniper, etc....

This is superb walking country, with footpaths guiding you to the lakes of Avellan and Saint Cassien. These two lakes are a paradise on earth for anglers.

Les Adrets de l'Esterel, street

In addition, Saint Cassien Lake has several small beaches with bathing facilities as well as snack bars and pedal-boats.

The Esterel massif used to be regarded as a wilderness, and had a bad reputation for a very long time because there were so many attacks on stagecoaches.

Les Adrets de l'Esterel, the village
t was the favourite hunting ground of the famous "Gaspard de Besse" gang, the local Robin Hood who robbed travellers on the road to Italy, handed out the loot to poor people, and then went off to hide in the Esterel forest..

Those days are long gone now, and the village of Les Adrets is making the most of the gentle, peaceful, Provencal atmosphere.

Les Adrets de l'Esterel, The Relais des Adrets
The "Auberge des Adrets" is a former staging inn which today welcomes visitors and travellers ... in complete tranquillity.

Les Adrets de l'Esterel is a truly magnificent spot, flooded with sunshine and surrounded by beautiful landscapes. Here you will be able to enjoy th tranquillity of a small village, while making the most of nautical pleasures on the coast (if you have a car).


puce What to see:

17th century church.
Mareret spring.
Roofed wells
Honey houses and hives (summer harvests in July and August).


puce Leisure activities:

Walking, horse riding and mountain biking.
Forest footpaths, Mont Vinaigre (614m), Pic de l'Ours.
Tennis. Horse riding. Archery..
Angling (St Cassien Lake and Avellan Lake).
Bathing, windsurfing, pedal-boats, boating on St Cassien Lake.


puce Accommodation:

Holiday rentals. Rural gites.
Bed and breakfast.


puce Neighbouring towns and villages:

Montauroux (20km), Theoule sur Mer (25km), St Raphael (23 km) and Puget sur Argens (27km).